Marcia Slatkin, writer, photographer, cellist

Welcome to my portfolio.

THis page offers an overview of my work. There are titles of my poetry books in print, sample poems, a list of one-act plays, videos of a recent staged reading of 5 one-acts "about mothers,"  a list of full length and screen plays available for readings, a preview of a just-completed book of short stories, a sampling of photographs, (black and white, as well as color photo-collages)  for sale, and a description plus photos of our apartments in Poitiers, France, which are for rent. 

    I write in three genre.

    My first published full length (A Woman Milking, Word Press, 2006) is available on Amazon, as is Not Yet: A Care-Giving Collage, 2012 SFAPress, Nacogdoches, Texas. It was nominated for a PULITZER Prize, and you can read 10 thoughtful reviews of it on Amazon. Please feel free to write your own review after you've read the book!  

     My fiction, recently published in journals like Lilith, Gargoyle, Midstream, Patterson Literary Review, won 2 PEN fiction prizes. Thirty-five of my stories are collected in a volume called MOVING STILLS: A Life in Stories, for which I am seeking a publisher.

     Eighteen of my one act plays have been performed off-off Broadway, and Upside Down, a full length, won a staged reading at the Long Beach Playhouse, CA, 2010, as well as staged readings in NYC, September 2011. Five one-acts offering insights into motherhood at different stages were performed off off Broadway, NYC, produced and directed by Tony White, in late April / early May 2014. Videos of these performances can be viewed by clicking on "VIDEO."  

     A black&white photographer for many years, darkroom work allowed me to create 46 photos on the theme of the "Correspondences between human and other natural forms." That work has been digitalized, and I have again begun to exhibit prints.

   I now shoot color with a digital camera, and often make collages out of prints. Former member of the Tivoli Artist's Coop,  Tivoli, NY, the work has been exhibited there as well as in local Hudson Valley galleries like Cooper Finn,  ASK Kingston,  Columbia Council Arts in Hudson.  My work, "PHOTO-FUGUES," uses color photos printed in different sizes as the raw material, or palette, for an exploration of fugal structure, color and form being the "subjects." .   

   In 2004, my partner Dan and I began to search for the perfect French getaway. Most places were too expensive or too touristic, until we came upon Poitiers, 1 1/2 hours sw of Paris on the TGV, and beautifully intact. You will see pictures of an elegant one-bedroom apartment you can rent by the week during the summer, by the semester during the school year. The charming studio is now rented full time. 


     A cellist for many years at Music & Art, Queens College, Sound Symphony (Suffolk County, LI), and in Chamber music groups, I now play sonatas ( cello/ piano), trios, and the solo Bach Suites. I have played solo suites at Art Gallery Openngs, and am available to do cafe evenings. Please e mail me at  

       News of upcoming readings can be found in the "What's New" section. I am available for readings, both of the barnyard poems, the Care-giving poems, new Climate change poems, and fiction. Please contact me at for a booking.

      Many of my one-acts have recently been performed. At the end (2014)  of the "What's New" page  you will find upcoming  as well as recent events.  Thank you.